Monday, December 18, 2006

Merry Christmas

"In our hands lies the power to restore to man his determinism and all that he finds good in himself - his honesty, his integrity, and the thrill of being of real help to others. A very Merry Christmas to you all and a bright friendly new year".

L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Seasonal Quote - Niceness

"It's perfectly all right to be nice to people. It isn't a weakness at all; nothing weak about being nice. In matter of fact, if you aren't, you're in the soup.
"You could say that the only times for which you were suffering are those times when you weren't nice enough. When you weren't kind enough and when you weren't unmean enough and those are the only times from which you're really suffering. ...
"The only thing you should ever be tough about is insist that the other fellow ought to stand on his own feet, too. And the only way you'll ever communicate that to him is to communicate it to him in a very nice way. Then he's liable to receive it."
— L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"There's where we sometimes seem to feel that cross, mean or vicious methods have a workability, and we make a mistake. We believe that the viciousness, the meanness and the threat of punishment is what is getting a result. That isn't what's getting a result. Demanding that somebody confront something gets a result.
"Punishment to restrain somebody from doing something never did otherwise than worsen that person. To restrain a person by threat of punishment from action will inevitably worsen that person. Oddly enough, it's true. Slow him down. Because it takes his awareness away. It reduces his ability to confront life.
"How about the other way around? How about punishment, threats and duress to make him confront something? Unfortunately works! And those of us who have had a great deal to do with the world of men and the world of duress know that it works, and we very often fall into the fallacy of believing then that punishment works."
— L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Precept 3 of the Way to Happiness

The 3rd precept of the Way to Happiness is:

"3. Don't be *promiscuous.
Sex is the means by which the race projects itself into the future through children and the family. A lot of pleasure and happiness can come from sex: nature intended it that way so the race would go on. But, misused or abused, it carries with it heavy penalties and punishments: nature seems to have intended it that way also."

This breaks down into one additional precept:
"3-1: Be faithful to your sexual partner."

I, personally, feel that this is a very obvious one. You only have to watch one episode of Cheaters to see how it feels to find out your sexual partner is cheating on you. God forbid it ever actually happens to you.
History, newspaper and television carry floods of instances of violence due to human passions aroused by unfaithfulness. "Guilt" is a mild evil when compared to the monsters of jealousy and vengeance.
Not only do human passions get aroused, but there is also the question of health. Having multiple sexual partners lays you and your partners open to sexually transmitted disease such as AIDs and HIV.
The problems of sexual misbehaver is not new. The powerful religion of Buddhism in India vanished from there in the seventh century. According to it's one historians, the cause was sexual promiscuity in it's monasteries.
The urge of the moment can become the sorrow of a lifetime. Don't allow yourself and those around you to fall into the trap of sexual promiscuity.

"Sex is a big step on the way to happiness and joy. There is nothing wrong with it if it is followed with faithfulness and decency."
*Promiscuous: Casual, random sexual relations.

Precept 2 of the Way to Happiness

The next precept in the Way to Happiness booklet is "Be Temperate*"

This precept breaks down into two points of common sense:
2-1: "Do not take harmful drugs."
2-2: "Do not take alcohol to excess."

This is, of course, common sense. One who is on drugs does not always see the real world in front of them. They can be dangerous as they are not really there. If one was working with a person on drugs, or driving on the highway next to them, there is a possibility of that person doing unpredictable and often dangerous things.
When one takes alcohol to excess, they are not alert. Alcohol impairs one's ability to react - even when it seems to the person drinking that they are more alert.
Both drugs and alcohol have cause innumerable pain and hardships on those around the drug or alcohol user, as well as to the user themselves. These scourges have caused countless deaths, the majority of deaths caused when they are used to excess.

"Observing from the points above, one becomes more physically able to enjoy life."

*Temperate: Not going to extremes; not overdoing things; controlling one's cravings.

Friday, November 24, 2006

News Flash

There's been a media frenzy of Tom Cruise and Katie Holme's wedding. To learn about Scientology weddings, check out this website and this site. They both have the true information that the Scientology religion provided for everyone to learn about.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Precept* 1 of The Way to Happiness

The first precept of The Way to Happiness is:
"1. Take Care of Yourself"
This precept breaks down into 5 separate points, which are:
"1-1 Get care when you are ill.
"1-2 Keep your body clean.
"1-3 Preserve your teeth.
"1-4 Eat properly.
"1-5 Get rest."

All of the above actions are common sense. When you are sick or injured, you should take the appropriate steps to get better or heal. Keeping your body clean will lower your risk of germ related diseases and help you maintain a good relationship with your friends and family. Preserving your teeth is something you must do if you want to be able to eat, which brings us to eating properly. Eating properly can help your whole body do well. Getting rest will enable you to be sharper and more on top of things, not to mention make you feel healthy and make you less accident prone. To see what Mr. Hubbard has to say about the above five points, check out www.twth.org.

*Precept: Rule or statement advising or laying down a principle or principles or course of action regarding conduct; directions meant as a rule or rules of conduct.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happiness

Here are pages 2 & 3 of The Way to Happiness. They explain why Mr. L. Ron Hubbard wrote the book and why I want to share it with you now.

The first section is called: "Why I gave you this book", where Mr. Hubbard states, "Your survival is important to me."

The next section called "Happiness" says:

"True joy and happiness are valuable.
"If one does not survive, no joy and no happiness are obtainable.
"Trying to survive in a chaotic, dishonest and generally immoral society is difficult.
"Any individual or group seeks to obtain from life what pleasure and freedom from pain that they can.
"Your own survival can be threatened by the bad actions of others around you.
"Your own happiness can be turned to tragedy and sorrow by the dishonesty and misconduct of others.
"I am sure you can think of instances of this actually happening. Such wrongs reduce one's survival and impair one's happiness.
"You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others.
"The happiness or unhappiness of others you could name is important to you.
"Without too much trouble, using this book, you can help them survive and lead happier lives.
"While no one can guarantee that anyone else can be happy, their chances of survival and happiness can be improved. And with theirs, yours will be."

"It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life."
-L. Ron Hubbard

I am sure you can think of times when you wished you were happier or times when your friends suffered and you didn't know what you could do to help them. I'm going to be posting different sections of this book and I hope you will share them with friends and use the information yourself to lead a happier life. Your survival is important to me too, so tune in next time for another chapter of this common sense guide to better living. If you're impatient, check out www.twth.org and find out more about The Way to Happiness.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wow, I haven't posted in a while

I'm BACK... I've been really busy and haven't posted in a while, but now I'm back. I've gotten some new data and testimonials about The Way To Happiness booklet that I'd like to share.

There have been programs using this booklet being implemented in a variety of places: schools, prisons, businesses, even governmental bodies. Here's what some of them have to say:

" The Way to Happiness doesn't compromise a person's existing religious beliefs or social status. In a sense it is all pervasive, that whether a Muslim or HIndu, even a nonbeliever, it can make a very telling message that is relevant to your own circumstances." - Retired Guyana Prime Minister.


"The goals and patterns and methods of The Way to Happiness seem to me to be about as dramatic a response to the prayers of the forefathers as could possibly be contrived...methodic faceted ways to improve the moral, the physical, the intellectual aspects of the culture in which we live." -Author of Roots

"We have decreased the violence in the school by 80% over the school year. We have decreased disrespectful attitudes towards teachers, decreased vulgar language and gestures...kids are now more apt to sit down, calm down, think about what to do and set a good example. It's a 100% improvement." - School Principal.

I'm going to start posting a section or "precept" a day from the book "The Way to Happiness" and give examples about how it can be or is being applied today.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Quote about Government

I found this quote that I'd like to share. I personally feel that it's very applicable to the current state of affairs in America - spefically with regard to the war that's going on and the way the government is handling terrorist attacks:

"If a government were very strong, if a government felt very secure, if a government could see and was well upscale, it would employ the most peaceful, quiet methods...

"You don't find an educated, secure man fighting with all of his neighbors. No, the person who fights his neighbors is a very insecure, not at all sane man."
— L. Ron Hubbard



Wednesday, September 06, 2006

San Francisco

I just returned from a wonderful trip in San Francisco. While there, I visited the beautiful church. It's truly spectacular. There are some great quotes imprinted in the walls, gorgeous furniture and the building itself is so pretty. There's really no other way to describe it. It's in the middle of San Francisco's Financial District in the old TransAmerica building. It's situated right across the street from the new TransAmerica building (which is enormous). The building is a historical monument and definitely one of San Fransisco's must-sees. Check out their website here. If you live in San Francisco, go see the building. It's on 701 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. If you don't, check out the link above and it has pictures and data on the building.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ethics Crisis

The Way To Happiness Foundation has discovered an ethical crisis in this world. It's full of failed relationships, broken families, drug abuse, sexual immorality, crime, environmental abuse, government corruption, world hunger, international conflicts and more are all the result of people making bad choices.

The Way to Happiness booklet goes over ways to make the best choices by comparing your decision or action to the non-religious moral code written in the pages of this booklet.

For 24 years this book has reached out to people and governments alike and helped them make the ethical choice in life, whether it be creating a policy, stopping immorality and criminality or any other choice that individuals and governments face on a day to day basis.

Check out
this booklet it's been helpful in my life, it's helped governments make better policy and helped individuals live a more peaceful, saner life.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Church of San Francisco

San Francisco is where I lived from ages 4 to 6 or something like that, and at that time the church of Scientology down there was in a completely different location. It's been moved, remodeled and is absolutely gorgeous. I'm going down there in a few weeks to check it out in person, but you can view the Grand Opening of Church of Scientology San Francisco here.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Need Help?

Is there some part of your life that you need help with? Check out this link for workable solutions. Mr. L. Ron Hubbard has created solutions to every little problem you may have, so check it out!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Are things Complex?

There is a quote that L. Ron Hubbard wrote which is:

"All things are complex when they are poorly understood." - L. Ron Hubbard.

To me, this quote is applicable to everything, be it work, games, or Scientology. If you really want to know about what Scientology is, and it seems complex or mysterious, get a book written by Mr. Hubbard that explains it. Some such books are
"What is Scientology?" or "Dianetics - The Modern Science of Mental Health" or "Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought". If Scientology seems complicated to you, check these books out so you can get a better understanding of what it's all about.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Centre speaks about Scientology

Here is a presentation called "This is Scientology" delivered by the Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Centre - which is the management body over all Scientology organizations. This speech was given on August 7th 2004, and it goes over what Scientology is and what it stands for. It's pretty darn cool, so check it out!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Quote from Child Dianetics

There is a book that L. Ron Hubbard wrote about the raising of children called Child Dianetics. My parents applied the data in this book to me as I grew up... and I like to think that I came out all right. Here's a quote from Child Dianetics that I think is really cool:

"The sweetness and love of a child is preserved only so long as he can exert his own self-determinism. You interrupt that and to a degree you interrupt his life." - L. Ron Hubbard.

This link has more info on Child Dianetics.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Say No To Drugs Campaign in Italy

The Scientology "Say No to Drugs - Yes to Life" campaign is in full swing in Italy right now as Scientology volunteers man informational booths that let kids know the mental and physical effects of drugs. They also clean up the city parks by removing syringes that could contain life-threatening diseases to the children that play in these same parks. These dedicated volunteers are part of an international movement of Scientologists who have distributed over 8 million booklets and almost 49 million drug education flyers in 53 countries. This campaign has been educating millions on the effects of drugs, which could very well save their lives when facing pressure from peers or the environment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Safeguard the Environment

Scientologists are involved in several different humanitarian activities. One of which is applying the various points in the book written by L. Ron Hubbard - The Way to Happiness, one of which is Safeguard and Improve the Environment. Volunteers internationally are applying this precept to their lives in efforts to help clean up the environment and keep it that way. There's information about this on the site: www.scientology.com.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Hubbard College of Administration

The Hubbard College of Administration is a secular college that teaches L. Ron Hubbard's administrative technologies to anyone who would like an administrative degree.

It states as it's mission:
"The Hubbard College of Administration International is dedicated to the creation of a sane and stable world in which productive individuals are able to prosper."

This college is where the future and current leaders of industry go to learn the administrative technologies that L. Ron Hubbard documented.
Check out the website!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

WISE is a group of companies run by those who want to use L. Ron Hubbard's management technology in their businesses. This technology has proved workable for both the churches of Scientology and for regular, everyday companies. The members of WISE are a diverse group, from presidents of advertising companies to owners of auto repair shops. These members have found that Mr. Hubbard's technology is so useful, that they can apply it to many ordinary organizations, from a Boy Scout troop, governmental agency or industrial giant - with tremendous results.

Check out
this website - www.wise.org.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Third Annual Youth for Human Rights World Tour!

The Scientology sponsored group Youth for Human Rights is making it's third annual world tour throughout the month of July and in to August! This links to the specifics!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Is Scientology a Religion?

Mr. Irving Hexham, religious scholar, explains in this article why Scientology is in fact a religion. He gives the following definition on religion, which is:
"a set of institutionalized rituals identified with a tradition and expressing and/or evoking sacral sentiments directed at a divine or trans-divine focus seen in the context of the human phenomenological environment and at least partially described by myths or by myths and doctrines." This definition was given by Ninian Smart.

Then he defines a church as:
"1 A church is a conventional religious organization.
"2 A sect is a deviant religious organization with traditional beliefs and practices.
"3 A cult is a deviant religious organization with novel beliefs and practices."
These definitions were excerpted from Stark and Bainbridge's work A Theory of Religion.

Mr. Hexham states:
"When I was first asked to pass judgment on the religious nature of Scientology I conducted a small random sample survey of people participating in the activities of the Church of Scientology in Vancouver, B.C., Canada (1978). The results of this survey plus qualitative interviews with Ms. Davidson, a number of other local Scientologists, and an examination of a number of key texts published by the movement convinced me that in terms of Ninian Smart's definition Scientology is a religion. Looking at the data again it should also be noted that Scientology also qualifies as a religion in terms of Stark and Bainbridge's definition.
"Thus in terms of two standard and widely used definitions of religion there is no doubt that the Church of Scientology at that time qualified as a religion. I have no reason to believe that in the last twenty years things have changed. In fact, if anything the religious aspects of Scientology have increased."

Check out the full article

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Some New Scientology Websites

I found some new Scientology websites that I'd like to share. They specifically have to do with certain programs that Scientologists make donations to support. They are:

www.drugfreemarshals.org - which is an international youth drug education program that educates kids from 6 years old and up on the negative effects of drugs.

www.youthforhumanrights.org - an international program which educates and promotes human rights both to children and to adults in all countries of the worlds. Several countries have adopted the objectives of this program as their own.

http://www.humanrightsandtolerance.org/ - an international program which spearheads human rights in all countries of this planet. It helps support other human rights programs, as well as having their own program to handle intolerance and violations of human rights.

There are many many other humanitarian programs that Scientology is involved in. I have linked to the ones that I know of - but it's likely that there are more. To get more info on other humanitarian projects Scientology is involved in, check out
www.scientology.com.

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Aims of Scientology

"A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology." - L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How Dianetics has helped me.

I thought I'd share how Dianetics has helped me personally.

When I was 16, I hit a point in my life where I didn't know what I should be doing, where I was going, and even why I was still living. I wasn't about to kill myself or anything crazy like that, but I basically hit a depression. At this time in my life, I started receiving Scientology spiritual counseling - called
auditing. I enjoyed it and it made me feel happier. There were still times when I was depressed, but I was much happier overall. Then I read the book Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health and received the spiritual counseling that the book lays out. During this period of time, I could finally rise above the depression, the doubt and worry, and work out where I was going in life and why I can continue to exist. This was a huge breakthrough for me.

I think I could honestly say that if I had not gotten this spiritual counseling, I would most likely be either dead right now, or headed that way. As an added bonus, since my Dianetic auditing, I have not only not been depressed, but I am happier, my reaction time is better, my ability to duplicate things has gone up, and I feel I'm more myself.

Mr. L. Ron Hubbard wrote this incredible book and laid out these tools for people to use. I hope anyone and everyone takes advantage of them.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How do you combat stress, anxiety and depression?

Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health has the tools you need to fight against stress, depression, anxiety and details the source and how to handle all of human abberation.

Check it out!

Monday, July 10, 2006

New Podcasts!

There's a podcast about Scientology going on at http://www.newcivilizationpodcast.org/. For all you smart techies out there - this should be easy, for computer dummies like me, I'll explain what this thing is all about as soon as my dad explains it to me (it's over email, so it may take a couple days). For the adventurous and/or smart sorts, feel free to check it out.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

"All the happiness you ever find lies in you" - L. Ron Hubbard

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Scientology Parishioners League

The Scientology Parishioners League just updated their website. This new site goes over what the Scientology Parishioners League is, what Scientology is and how they address the controversies others have created about Scientology. They also have links with current news about Scientology. Find out more about it.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Helping others with ilnesses or injuries

Have you ever wanted to help an ill or injured friend or family member and didn't know how to? Have you felt there was nothing you could do to solve it, perhaps you even felt useless.
Now there is a solution - in the Booklet for Illnesses and Injuries.
I personally love this booklet. The technology it covers has helped me, my family and friends recover from illnesses and injuries much quicker - which makes life easier to face. It also shows those around the injured or ill person how to DO something about the condition their friend or family member is in, so they don't feel useless. It's the best feeling to know that you helped someone get well.

So,
check it out! For more information on solutions to problems in your life, take a look at www.scientology.com.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. Individuals, and not masses, form the culture of the race." - L. Ron Hubbard excerpted from the book Science of Survival.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

What is Scientology?

Have you ever wondered what Scientology is and what it's all about? Well, now this website answers that question. It is basically an entire book online, with answers to pretty much any question you could have about Scientology. So, check it out!

Friday, June 16, 2006

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." - L. Ron Hubbard excerpted from The Creation of Human Ability

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Problems of Work

The Problems of Work is a book written by L. Ron Hubbard that goes over how someone can handle problems that he or she has in the workplace.

Have you ever wanted to become more efficient, ever wondered why work was even neccessary, why some people succeed where others fail and why you get so exhausted just by doing work? Have you ever wanted to handle any of these things? Well, check this book out.

For example - say you are insecure about your job. I know I have been and I am sure others have had the same sense of "what if someone better comes along" or "what if I can't get this project done on time and I get fired" or simply, "what if they fire me".

Mr. L. Ron Hubbard says:
"Insecurity exists in the absence of knowledge. All security derives from knowledge."
He later states:
"Knowledge of the general underlying rules of life would bring about a security of life. Knowledge of the underlying rules of life would also bring about a security in a job.
"Scientology is a science of life...
"A science of life would be, actually, a science of good order. Such things as accidents and luck would, if you could but understand their underlying principles, be under your control."

He later goes on and states how one goes about gaining security and what the science of good order is. So, if you are interested in getting your job and your life under control -
check out this book. If you are having a specific problem in life, find the answer for it on this website.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Learning How to Learn

The Learning How to Learn and Basic Study Manual Courses both show a person how to better their understanding of what they are studying. I have done these courses and experienced a HUGE improvement in understanding any material I studied. I was in grade school when I first did the Learning How to Learn course, and I found that all of a sudden I was understanding people better and my vocabulary grew - and is still growing.

So, check out
this course if you would like to improve your ability to learn anything - whether it be improving your job skills, helping your child learn or studying a tough subject that you've always wanted to know about.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Personal Values & Integrity Course

As I said in an earlier post - Mr. L. Ron Hubbard states:

"Personal integrity is knowing what you know -
"What you know is what you know -
"And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed."
"And that is integrity
"And there is no other integrity."

When you lose your personal integrity, you have lost the most important thing that you have. Every time I have done something contrary to my own personal integrity or compromised my personal integrity due to peer pressure or something else, I have been unhappy and failed or done worse in that activity. I am sure this has also happened to other people, maybe there has been a time when you did something you knew was wrong and you felt bad and failed at some activity because of it.

This course shows you why this is and how to keep your personal integrity intact, even through life's bumps and problems.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life Course

Do you ever feel like your life goes up and down, up and down in a vicious cycle? I know that I have had that problem in life, and once I did the Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life Course, I found out why and what to do to handle it for good.
This course goes over why you can feel so good one day, and so bad the next for no apparent reason, and how to handle this so it doesn't happen to you again. It's literally life changing.
Check it out!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Scientology Courses - The Sucess Through Communication Course

Have you had problems with communication? I know I have - there have been times when I really wanted to say something, or ask a question, but the person I needed to talk to was intimidating to me. It would sometimes take me days to say what I needed to say, or I would miss the moment all together. I don't know if you've ever had a problem like that - with your parents, a boss, your partner or a friend - but if you have, you know what I'm talking about and you know how hard it can be to say what you really need to say, and sometimes waiting so long that you miss the moment all together.

Here's what L. Ron Hubbard has to say about communication (and I agree with him!):

“A man is as dead as he can’t communicate. He is as alive as he can communicate.”

The Success Through Communication Course really helped me with my communicating problems.
L. Ron Hubbard created this course to help people like you and me who have trouble communicating, whether it be to a specific person, a kind of person, or to anyone.
This course gives you practical, hands on exercises to learn how to communicate better. You can gain the ability to:

  • Resolve upsets.
  • Make yourself understood.
  • Initiate conversations.
  • Steer a conversation in the direction you want.
  • Keep a discussion on point.
  • End a dialogue smoothly.
  • Keep a discussion from going “dead”.
This course was incredibly valuable for me. I hope anyone who reads this blog check this course out.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Scientology and your own integrity

In Scientology, you are not forced to believe in anything. Every piece of data is made to be scrutinized - by applying it to life and seeing if it actually works. This is one thing that I love about Scientology.

As L. Ron Hubbard put it:

"Personal integrity is knowing what you know -
"What you know is what you know -
"And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed.
"And that is integrity
"And there is no other integrity."

So,
take a look at this website and find out if Scientology is true for you.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What can Scientology do for you?

L. Ron Hubbard wrote books and informational bulletins for every aspect of human trouble.
For example:

Do you have problems with studying? Scientology study courses can help you with that.

Are you having marital difficulties? There's an informational booklet and course that you and your partner can use.

Do you ever have problems communicating with other people? There are several communications courses you can take.

The list goes on, the point is, if you want help in your life, check out what Scientology can do for you.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial day, so I felt it fitting to post about Mr. L. Ron Hubbard himself.

Lieutenant L. Ron Hubbard served in the Navy during World War II until he was injured in action, which landed him in the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. While there he researched what is now Dianetics. He applied these procedures on himself and also on other war victims in the hospital, ultimately bringing a number of our fighting men back to health.

His patriotism was only exceeded by his desire to help his fellow man. In his own words:

"I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.
"These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is." - L. Ron Hubbard.

To learn more about L. Ron Hubbard, go to www.LRonHubbard.org.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Drug Rehab

There is a group called Narconon, which has safe and effective ways to rehabilitate drug users. They are a secular group (meaning they operate separately from the Church of Scientology), but Narconon is supported by Scientologists around the world.

The history is pretty amazing. In 1966 a three time convicted felon and hard core drug addict was arrested once again for a drug related office and put into prison. He read a book by L. Ron Hubbard and was able to overcome his drug use, which had been going on for years. After corresponding with L. Ron Hubbard, who offered advice, the felon initiated a program to help out his fellow inmates and addicts to overcome their drug addictions. The program spread to other inmates and after his release, this man spread his program even further to include non-incarcerated addicts. Now Narconon operates over 106 groups in 36 countries. It has gotten 16,000 people off drugs with a success rate of over 70% of it's graduates living completely drug-free lives.

There's a ton of
wins and successes from this program. They're really awesome.

If you or anyone in your family is addicted to drugs or alcohol, go to
http://www.narconon.org and get the help needed to live a happy, drug free life.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Way To Happiness Foundation

There is a Way to Happiness Foundation International located on Broadway and Maryland in Glendale CA. There they have a Way to Happiness display in pretty much every language. They also can create a Way to Happiness book for you with any cover and have a personalized inscription in there.

This book has helped thousands in everyday living, just by showing them simple ideas that make it easy to tell right from wrong. I read it when I was 18 or 19 and it showed me how to live a happier life, why I don't have to lie to get my way, and all sorts of things. I would say that personally it made my life happier. And it could do the same to you. It's non-religious and very simply written, with definitions of larger words in the glossary and in footnotes, so pretty much anyone can read it.

If you didn't read the post I did on the book itself,
check out this link for a free ebook.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Non-Religious Moral Code

L. Ron Hubbard wrote a book called The Way To Happiness. It's now a free ebook that you can get online. Just go to http://www.twth.org/ to get your free ebook. This book goes over simple morals such as:
1. Take Care of Yourself
2. Be Temperate
3. Do Not be Promiscuous
4. Love and Help Children
5. Honor and Help Your Parents
6. Set a Good Example

And many more.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Celebration of the 56th Anniversary of Dianetics

This last Saturday was the celebration of the 56th anniversary of the book Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health. In Los Angeles it was held on L. Ron Hubbard Way, which is located in Hollywood, CA. There were music and speakers, as well as quite a few attendees (including yours truly), all there to pay tribute to Dianetics. This book has helped millions with their daily troubles and also discusses the real reason behind crime, insanity and war. I highly recommend it.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dianetics - The Evolution of a Science

In the spirit of the 56th anniversary of Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health, I'm going to be posting information about the book, plus some history.

Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health was written just after Dianetics The Evolution of a Science.

The Evolution of a Science goes over such information as:

  • L. Ron Hubbard's first description of the true potentials of the human mind.
  • How L. Ron Hubbard discovered the "basic personality".
  • How the Dynamic Principle of Existence was first isolated.
  • The exact mechanics of the reactive mind, and how it can control you like a puppet, creating and enforcing negative emotions, attitudes and behavior.
  • The anatomy of prenatal experiences and how they affect you.
  • Why one takes on the personality - and irrationalities - of people.
  • The principles, use and results of Dianetics - exactly how and why it works.

This book give you the key to really understand your mind and shows the progression by which Dianetics and - later- Scientology was developed. It's the first book that Mr. Hubbard wrote on the subject.

In Chapter Two "What Life is Doing", Mr. Hubbard says:

"My right to enter this field was an inquiring brain which had been trained in mathematics and engineering and which had a memory bank full of questions and far-flung observations.

"It was the basic contention that the human mind was a problem in engineering and that all knowledge would surrender to an engineering approach.

"And another primary assumption was made:

"All answers are basically simple."

More information can be found on Dianetics the Evolution of a Science at http://www.dianetics-theevolutionofascience.org/

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dianetic's 56th Anniversary

This May 9th it's the 56th anniversary of the bestselling book by Mr. L. Ron Hubbard - Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health, written in 1950. This book is really awesome. I read it and applied it's principles to my own life and completely turned myself around.
This book is also endorsed by other people such as John Travolta, Chick Corea, Lee Purcell, Keith Code, Eduardo Palomo, and many others. If you check out this book, these celebrities and others have noted what they got out of the book.

Check out the website at
www.dianetics.org.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Drugs

The epidemic of drug abuse has gone on unchecked for years. I've seen the effects when walking down the street in Hollywood or even in areas considered to be "clean" or "safe", like Glendale.
A few months ago I was taking a walk in Glendale and stopped in the park to swing when two guys who were around my age came up to me and asked me if I wanted to smoke pot with them in the far end of the park. This was in a family park, where little kids go to and where I grew up. I felt disgusted to know that there could be joints floating around there, and maybe even more hardcore drugs.

There are drug dealers and users all around Hollywood, and people will openly admit that they are on or using drugs. Per a survey taken on drug use in 2004 96.7 million people had ever tried or consistently used pot, 34.1 million had ever tried or consistently used cocaine, 7.8 million people had tried or used crack and 3.1 million people had tried or used heroin. This was by 2004 alone! That's over 100 million people who will admit to having used drugs in America. It's a frighteningly high amount!

If you want to know more about this epidemic, or want to find out what you can do about it, go to
www.drugsalvage.org Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life.

Also, if you are currently addicted to drugs,
fill out this form and get the help you need to stop using.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Scientology Prayer

In Scientology, we have Sunday Services and these end with a prayer I wanted to share:

“May the author of the universe enable all men to reach an understanding of their spiritual nature.

“May awareness and understanding of life expand, so that all may come to know the author of the universe.

“And may others also reach this understanding which brings Total Freedom.

“At this time we think of those whose liberty is threatened; of those who have suffered imprisonment for their beliefs; of those who are enslaved or martyred, and for all those who are brutalized, trapped or attacked.

“We pray that human rights will be preserved so that all people may believe and worship freely, so that freedom will once again be seen in our land.

“Freedom from war, and poverty, and want; freedom to be; freedom to do and freedom to have.

“Freedom to use and understand man’s potential – a potential that is God-given and Godllike.

“And freedom to achieve that understanding and awareness that is Total Freedom.

“May God let it be so.”


The person who wrote this prayer was L. Ron Hubbard. Pretty beautiful huh?

Friday, May 05, 2006

New Scientology Blog

I have a friend who recently moved to San Francisco and started up a Scientology blog. Check it out

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Scientology Study Technology

I grew up going to schools that used Scientology Study Technology. This technology was created by L. Ron Hubbard and is applied by both public and private schools around the world. There is an organization called Applied Scholastics which instructs teachers in this technology and then sends them back home to their schools. The statistics are absolutely awesome.

I personally attribute my love of reading and writing, as well as my ability to learn things quickly to this technology. I hate to see others who can't experience the joy of reading a good book when they could learn how to rather easily with this data. So, I hope that anyone who reads this blog checks it out.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Really cool interview

I found this really cool interview. If you ever had questions about Dianetics or Scientology, this is something that you should watch.

Dianetics is something that I haven't really talked about on my blog yet - probably because this is my third post, but it's a book that L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1950, mostly to answer the questions that people had been asking regarding his ideas on the mind. He had published an article or two about the mind, which is what sparked all of these questions, but he had not actually found a solution for the problems that he found were occuring in the mind. He found the answer and put it all in the book Dianetics. If you want to check out the Dianetics website, click on one of the three links in this post

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Volunteer Ministers

Scientology Volunteer Ministers helped in the wake of such disasters as 911, the Tsunami and Katrina. Their help comes in the form of aiding search and rescue efforts, organizing and handing out supplies to areas that need them most, assisting survivors with the stress they experienced in the disaster, and many other activities.
They also can help people with personal problems, such as confusions in the work place, difficulties with communication and study, as well as many other problems people face in their everyday life.
I'm a Volunteer Minister and so are a lot of my friends. If you want help or to find out what can be done about it, call 1800 HELP 4 YU or check out this website:
http://www.volunteerministers.org.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Hello!

Hi! My name is Julia and I have been in Scientology basically since I was born. Both of my parents are Scientologists, so I have gotten a head start when it comes to learning the knowledge that Scientology offers. I'm going to try to post at least once a week with news about Scientology and any information that I happen to run across that I think whoever decides to read this blog might want to know.

My dad has a super cool blog called http://myscientology.blogspot.com. He's been blogging way longer than me, so if you want to browse three years worth of blogging on Scientology, with links and information about the subject, check out his blog.

Also, there's the official Scientology website, http://www.scientology.org. This site is chock full of information regarding Scientology, what can be done about it, along with facts about any and all things you've been hearing in the news lately. I'd try to give you links about everything I've heard, but this site pretty much covers it. If you want more sites to go to right away, look at my dad's blog until I get the hang of html.

I'll leave you with this little tidbit from the Scientology website in a section labeled "What is Scientology" (http://www.scientology.org/en_US/religion/presentation/pg006.html)

"The word Scientology literally means "the study of truth." It comes from the Latin word "scio" meaning "knowing in the fullest sense of the word" and the Greek word "logos" meaning "study of."
"Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths."

If you'd like to find out what those truths are, go to www.scientology.org.